Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of numbers
can I print?
Sequential (ex. 1,2,3,
Bates (ex. 000001,000002,000003,
) - 6 digit sequential,
Skip (ex. 2,3,4,12,13,14,22,
Repeat (ex. 1,1,1,2,2,2,3,
Book and Page (ex. 4-02),
Check Digit (mod7, mod10, mod11, & others),
Tiered (vertically oriented),
Segmented (ex. 3a01,3a02,3a03,
) - contains separating
Can I print text and
numbers in one pass?
Can I add images to
text and numbers and print all on the same pass?
Can I use numberED to
add numbers to output from my favorite program and print both
in one pass?
Yes. You capture print output from your program in a print file.
You tell numberED to use pages from the print file as
background for numbering and other information added by
numberED. You can use one print file page as background
for all numbered output; OR sequence print file pages as
Can I just add numbers
to work previously printed?
Yes. You can add text and images, as well.
Can I number backward?
Yes. Two ways. By indicating the sequence of numbers during
their creation OR by printing the pages in reverse order.
What kind of images
can be printed?
||(Adobe Acrobat) Portable document file
||Postscript formatted file
||Encapsulated Postscript image file
||Portable network graphics file
||JPEG compressed bitmap
||Enhanced Windows metafile
Is the layout of numbers,
text and images visual?
Yes. numberED allows you to drag and drop number, text
and image blocks anywhere in your layout..
Can I place information
by measurement in a layout?
Yes. While dragging the block containing your number, text
or image, numberED displays the block's position within
Can I layer numbers,
text, and images?
Yes. Just indicate 'Send to back' or 'Bring to front' from
a pop-up menu.
How many numbers can
I print at one time?
Virtually unlimited. For example, suppose you are printing
multiple tickets or labels on a page. numberED asks
you define the layout of only one of the tickets/labels. On
that layout you can define up to 50 number blocks which contain
numbers and any other text you want. You can place multiple
numbers in each number block (limited only by the available
space). If in your layout you placed 100 numbers in each of
the available 50 number blocks that implys 5000 numbers on
a ticket/label AND if the page contains 20 tickets, that means
100000 (5000x20) numbers on a page. Virtually unlimited.
How big can I make
You are limited only by the sheet size or the size of the
ticket, label, form,
you are printing.
Can I be creative
with the numbers?
Yes. You can choose a font/size/color unique to each character
of the number.
Can I print the numbers
Yes. Just select '180 degrees' from a pop-up menu. You can
also rotate numbers 0, 90, and 270 degrees.
Can I prefix numbers?
You bet. You can do much more! A prefix is just a set of characters
in front of a number. numberED allows you to place
characters before, after, and even between digits of the number!!
(ex. prefix1234, 1234postfix, in12bet34ween) You can place
a number in the middle of a sentence.
Can I rotate text,
numbers and images?
Yes. Just select 0, 90, 180, or 270 degrees from a pop-up
Can I mirror (reverse) images?
Yes. Select 'mirror' from a pop-up menu.
Can I stretch (or shrink) images?
Yes. Just drag an edge or corner of the image block.
I preserve the aspect ratio (proportions) of the image during
Yes. Hold the 'SHIFT' key down during edge or corner drag.
a demo version of numberED available?
Yes. It is the full, complete version! numberED
wants you to test the program at your site on your equipment.
We would like you to test it on representative jobs your shop
produces. Make sure it works for you before you make payment.
Is a version available for the Mac?
Yes. Using the MAC-based Parallel virtual hosting software to host the
Windows operating system, numberED will operate on the MAC as it
does on the PC.
there a limit on the type or size of paper I can use?
Your printer or copier limits the paper you can use. Paper
weight (NCR, 20#, 65#,
), size, finish (matte, glossy,
), ink or toner are unique to each printer. You
may have multiple printers in your shop. Whatever types of
paper that each printer can pass and print are available for
I recall an old job?
Yes. Each job setup is saved to disk. You can recall it later
to: reprint the original job, change to a new number sequence,
alter the content and save for a new customer.
I use forms?
Yes. You can have a sheet of n by m ‘forms’ (labels, tickets,
etc) OR can have a sheet containing a 1040-tax-type form. The
latter can be created with numberED with combinations of number,
text, image blocks, and a background image. The former (sheet
of n by m ‘forms’) is the subject of this question. numberED
provides descriptions of some commercial sheets and gives you the capability to define your own custom sheets. You describe where
the ‘forms’ are positioned on the sheet. numberED asks that you
layout the content of one form and it will automatically reproduce
that layout on every ‘form’ on the sheet.
like to input a DCR, GIF, PBM, PCX, PGM, PPM, TIFF, TGA, or FPX file into
numberED as an image file. How do I do that?
Download and install ReaConverterPro. Convert the file to
a JPG formatted file. Be sure
to indicate that the JPG dpi selection matches your printer's dpi value
and its quality is 100%. Then input the new JPG using numberED.
I have numberED create a PDF formatted file?
numberED does not output the PDF format. However, there are third
parties which do provide the ability to create a 'printer' to which output
can be directed that does generate PDF output. Two of them are:
1. Visit www.fineprint.com.
Download and install pdfFactory.
numberED output should be directed to a new Windows printer
established by pdfFactory. Licensing pdfFactory removes the special
footer they embed.
2. Visit www.daneprairie.com.
Download and install Win2PDF.
numberED output should be directed to a new Windows printer
established by Win2PDF. Licensing Win2PDF removes the special last
page they embed.
does my licensed copy of numberED print pages with 'UNLICENSED...'
printed across them?
numberED uses copy protection logic that determines if it still
executes on the PC to which it was licensed. If you have made changes
to the PC's hardware or operating system, numberED may believe
it is now executing on a different PC. You will need to either:
1) remove the changes to the PC's hardware or operating system; or
2) obtain a new license key from EDit,LLC.
does Print Preview display blank page?
1) You may have indicated that the number of pages you want to print (on
unnumbered pages) is zero; or
2) the form blank you are attempting to print contains no text, number
and/or image blocks.
Transparency of image backgrounds is not preserved. Why?
numberED does not support maintaining the transparency of transparent
images at this time.
How do I print E13B (MICR) or PostNet fonts?
numberED uses Truetype fonts installed on the PC where it is run.
These fonts are not normally found on Windows PCs. Here is a list of third
party sites where these fonts can be found (more exist):
* PrecisionID (www.precisionid.com)
* IDAutomation (www.idautomation.com)
* Elfring Fonts (www.micrfonts.com)
* BarCodeSoft (www.barcodesoft.com)
used in PDF files used by numberED don't convert correctly. Why?
PDF files provide for including definitions of the fonts used elsewhere in
the body of the document. There are 'viewers' (programs) that display the
files. Just as WEB browsers display WEB pages, no two do it equally. PDF
viewers suffer the same problem. Adobe controls the code their viewers use
to display PDF files (Adobe does not make that code available for third
party use). Displaying PDF files is involved and requires substantial code
to do it. numberED uses code that is available in the public domain
which favorably renders most PDF files. The result is close to, not
necessarily identical to, the original. There are no plans to take on the
task of writing original code to duplicate Adobe's viewer, its way beyond
the value it would add to the capability currently provided.
Backgrounds made using the numberED printer driver
sometimes have wrong color (grayscale) in places.
This most frequently is caused by use of a transparent image file in the
composition of the background. Transparent png files are the most common
types that create the problem.
numberED allows you to create sheet backgrounds from other Windows programs
you may have on your PC. Printing on the PC is accomplished by each program
formatting sheet image data and sending it to a common Windows print subsystem
which in turn will send the data to a specific printer driver. The numberED
printer driver captures the commonly formatted image data at a point before
it would have passed along to a specific driver. That common format is based
on the Windows standard enhanced metafile (emf) format and is stored in Windows
spool files (spl). The emf format does not handle transparent filetypes well.
The numberED printer driver uses the spl filetype for the backgrounds
because that filetype is included within every Windows system, it generally
works very well, it is free, and any Windows program can use it.
If you experience a color change, some workarounds exist:
* First, try an alternate filetype or do not use a transparent file.
* Second, if you have access to an alternate printer driver that produces
Adobe pdf format, you can make a background in that format. This option may
require a fee from the vendor providing that alternate driver.